Transport of Biomimetic Multinuclear Complexes of Manganese into Environmental Abudant Clays

  • C. S. Skordilis
  • P. J. Pomonis
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 26)


The involvement of minerals, in the origin of life has been suggested by a number of scientists[l–3]. These hypotheses are based not only on mineral ubiquity on the Earth’s surface but mainly on their chemical and physicochemical properties. Among the minerals which has been considered as the primary candidates for template-directed synthesis of biopolymers are clays as well as pyrite (FeS2). It has been speculated that such surface might have acted via adsorption ans catalysis mechanisms to promote the formation of the first molecules of life [4, 5].


Cation Exchange Capacity Pillared Clay Smectite Clay Manganese Cluster Clay Catalyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. S. Skordilis
    • 1
  • P. J. Pomonis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece

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